Nov 10, 2012 6:00pm PST
sisters organized volunteers to help reclaim the community. john mccann's basement, for example, eight feet of salt water destroyed it. today, four volunteers help mccann strip it bear to prevent mold. they were sent by the jordan sisters. >> they took the bull by the horns and they've been running with it ever since. >> when we sent out volunteers, we would say, "you're going to gloria's house. her husband passed away, and she's there all by herself, and she needs her basement." >> reporter: doing that kind of thing just multiplied throughout the community. >> and it-- the word spread like wildfire. >> reporter: howard schneider is glad it did. accepted hit him hard. >> when we come here, sometimes there's strangers in our house just digging. >> reporter: a falank of volunteers dug the beach out of schneider's basement. he said never in his life has he hugged so many strangers. >> what these volunteers have done just today alone would have taken me five months to do. >> the jordan sisters take no credit. >> i'm astounded by the response from new york, how they've come down in droves.
Nov 11, 2012 6:00pm PST
for the country when it comes to fiscal cliff. >> glor: house speaker john boehner held a conference call with his members telling them compromise was needed. obama senior advisor david axelrod called boehner's comments to members encouraging. >> i think there are a lot of ways to skin this cat so long as everybody comes with a positive, constructive attitude toward the task. >> glor: if the automatic spending cuts happen, exactly 50% of the board without fall on the pentagon. national security correspondent david martin lays out what that would mean. e> reporter: the dreaded sequestration would double the $500 billion in cuts the pentagon is already planning to make over the next decade. defense secretary panetta has not minced words about what that would mean. >> if a sequestration is allowed to go into effect it will be a disaster for national defense. >> reporter: according to panetta the new american strategy of pivoting away from the wars in iraq and afghanistan toward the pacific and an emerging chinese superpower would come undone. >> all of that can go to hell if this congress doesn't fac